Berlin police announced that they had detained two Afghans suspected of murdering their older sister. According to the brothers, who are 22 and 25 years old, their sister did not live in accordance with their moral values, and they condemned her lifestyle. Reuters reported that all three siblings had lived in Germany for several years.
The detainees’ sister, a divorced mother of two, had been missing since mid-July. Soon after her disappearance, police concluded that the 34-year-old woman had become a victim of a crime.
Criminal investigators then found her body near the house of the older brother, in Bavaria. The police immediately confirmed that their assumption was correct.
After reviewing security camera footage, cell phone data, and witness statements, investigators came to the conclusion that the perpetrators might be her brothers.
Police said in a statement that the men killed their sister because of an exaggerated sense of honor.
Title image: Police cars are parked behind the “Thusnelda von Saldern Haus” at the Oberlinklinik (Oberlin Clinic) in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 29, 2021. German police say a woman was detained after four people were found dead at a hospital in the eastern city of Potsdam. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)